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How many players on tour have a degree?

i know serena/venus has one ... and once i heard jelena jankovic say that she doesn't want to be a player who just knows how to hit a forehand and backhand ...
so she would like to concentrate on studies too.. so which players have a decent education???
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Zvonareva, who has a degree in physical education, is now studying international economic relations in Russia with classes and exams looming upon her return.

Q. Are you still a student?
VERA ZVONAREVA: Yes, I am.
Q. What are you studying?
VERA ZVONAREVA: I'm studying international economic relations at the diplomatic academy back home in Russia.
Q. Do you do it online?
VERA ZVONAREVA: No, I have to take classes over there and I have to take my exams when I'm coming back there.
Q. Why did you choose that subject to study?
VERA ZVONAREVA: I don't know. My first degree is in physical education. You know, I need to keep myself busy. I always love studying. It was always very important for me to keep my head busy with something else.
And traveling around the world, meeting different people, I just thought that international economic relations is something interesting, something, you know, close. I have a lot of experience from around the world. Maybe this way, you know, I can use it a little bit.
Q. What will you get? Is it a full degree? What is it called?
VERA ZVONAREVA: It's going to be like, I don't know, master's degree. I don't know how you call it. Yeah, diplomatic academy, it's the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Russia. It focuses a lot on international affairs, as well.
So I was doing a little bit of work with UNESCO back home. I think my experience at the academy, what I'm studying, helps with that.

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Jill Craybas & Lisa Raymond too

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Isn't Petkovic really smart, she was studying prior to tennis?

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If I remember correctly, JJ took international economics class too in 2006 and she's a bright student. She should get the degree by then.

Serena and Venus have one, but what were they studying?
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Dani is really smart i think too

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I think Ana used to attend some uni (still is?), same for JJ

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Daniela qualified for the top university in Slovakia but denied to pursue her tennis career... And I'm not surprised at all Daniela is a total perfeccionist, the bad part of being a perfeccionist is the lack of happiness

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Re: How many players on tour have a degree?

Yeah doesn't Ivanovic study economics or something.

I can see why players would study part time for a degree and play the tour at the same time but why any player would go down the US College route baffles me, has it produced a top player in the last decade????
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Tatiana is ggetting/received her degree in her time away from tennis.

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Li Na studies economics as well.

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Julie Coin is a math graduate
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I thought she had an accounting degree. $$$$


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Re: How many players on tour have a degree?

Er...what's with the 'Venus/Serena has a degree' thing going on in this thread, as if they are the same person with the same intellectual rigour?

Here are the facts kids: Venus has a degree, Serena does not.

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